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Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

Drug Alerts and Withdrawals
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 For MHRA Drug Safety Updates click here

When the MHRA, or occasionally another regulatory body in another country, such as the FDA, release advice, it is sometime necessary to produce additional local guidance.  This aims to be both clear and concise advice to healthcare professionals on the local action required to implement or respond to alerts issued by the MHRA or other bodies.  These memorandums are available below for reference, once they have been circulated to the relevant professionals in primary and secondary care:

MHRA News Stories.

 4th January 2022      MHRA Press Release Strong Steroid found in 'natural' skin cream. MHRA have issued a recall asking patients
                                     to return affected products.
11th Nov 2021           News Release Patient safety priority in recall of batches of cold and flu medicine with labelling error.
15th Sept 2021          MHRA Press Release The MHRA is advising anyone experiencing skin redness or burning sensations after
                                     they have stopped using these creams or ointments to seek advice from their health professional before
                                     using these products again.
 9th August 2021       MHRA Press Release MHRA recalls contaminated Irbesartan-batches as a precautionary measure. 
                                                                        Patients should not stop any treatments without consulting their doctor or pharmacist.
 8th July 2021             MHRA Press Release First progesterone-only contraceptive pills to be available to purchase from pharmacies      
 1st July 2021             Company led medicines recall: Morphine Syringe 50mg/50ml [unlicensed medicine] and Magnesium Sulphate
                                                                                         8mmol/20ml infusion [unlicensed medicine]
 17th June 2021         MHRA Press Release  MHRA recalls contaminated Irbesartan and Losartan batches as precautionary measure
 8th June 2021           MHRA Press Release  Over 3 million medicines and devices seized in UK as part of global crackdown
 28th May 2021         MHRA Press Release A personal trainer sentenced to 31 months in jail for selling and supplying unlicensed and                                                                                prescription medicines, together with Anabolic steroids, to the public.        
 4th May 2021           MHRA Press Release  MHRA announces appointment of Chief Safety Officer

MHRA Company-led Drug alerts

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application/pdfRifadin_Rifampicin 150mg capsules CLASS 4 MEDICINES DEFECT INFORMATION October 2019.pdf (129KB)23/10/2019Download
 Sanofi has informed us that a change to the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for this product has not been implemented by the required timeline.  
application/pdfXonvea 10mg Class 4 Medicines Recall__October 2019.pdf (127KB)23/10/2019Download
 Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd has informed us that the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is missing the possible side effects from post-marketing experience and the associated class effects that are... 
application/pdfClass 2 medicines recall: Ranitidine Effervescent Tablets Drug alert_Oct 19.pdf (194KB)23/10/2019Download
 Teva UK Limited trading as ratiopharm GmbH is recalling all unexpired stock of Ranitidine Effervescent Tablets from pharmacies. 
application/pdfBisacodyl 10mg supppositories Class 2 meds recall 230919.pdf (107KB)27/09/2019Download
 Martindale Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling the above batch due to an issue with homogeneity. This may result in individual suppositories containing too little or too much active substance.... 
application/pdfAripiprazole 1mg per ml oral soln_class 2 meds recall 0719.pdf (147KB)31/07/2019Download
 Accord-UK Ltd is recalling the above batches due to the potential for small particles of Aripiprazole active material to be present which may affect the efficacy of the product. No relevant product... 
application/pdfBisacodyl 5mg GR tabs_Chanelle Medical Class 2 meds recall 0719_Final.pdf (191KB)31/07/2019Download
 Chanelle Medical is recalling the above batch because a small number of packs have been found to contain tablets which are stuck together, with mould observed on some tablets. The mould has been... 
application/pdfPhenobarbital sod 30mg permL injection Cl 4 meds defect info EL__19__A_16_Final_.pdf (181KB)08/07/2019Download
 phenobarb, elixir 
application/pdfMHRA FMD Alert B&S Healthcare 0619 EL__19_A15_final_.pdf (249KB)28/06/2019Download
 Falsified medicines have entered the UK supply chain at pharmacy and patient level. The products have been parallel imported into the UK by B & S Healthcare from Italy and have been re-labelled or... 
application/pdfParacetamol 500mg tabs 1x1000 M&A Pharma MHRA Class 2 medicines recall 130619.pdf (113KB)13/06/2019Download
 M & A Pharmachem is recalling the above batches because a small number of pots from each batch have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination. The fungi have been... 
application/pdfPotassium Chloride_Baxter_iv infusions Class 4 Drug Alert 030619.pdf (624KB)03/06/2019Download
 Baxter Healthcare have identified a quality defect with products included in this drug alert. 
application/pdfCo-amoxiclav susp 125 & 250mg May 2019 Sandoz Class 2 meds recall.pdf (67KB)14/05/2019Download
 Sandoz Ltd. have been notified of a potential packaging problem relating to poor seal adherence which could cause clumping of the powder within the bottle. A poor bottle seal could lead to... 
application/pdfPrednisolone tablets class 4 medicines defect info MHRA_EL__19_A_11.pdf (162KB)26/04/2019Download
 Genesis Pharmaceuticals Ltd has informed us that there is an error on the Braille for the above batches which means that the strength reads as 1mg instead of 5mg. The printed text is correct on all... 
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